Is Cancer a Carnivore?

pexels-photoNot only does a whole-food-plant-diet lower cholesterol, blood pressure and your overall chances of developing many chronic diseases, it can also arrest and reverse most cancers.  In the book The China Study, Dr Colin Campbell presents irrefutable research correlating consumption of animal protein with cancer growth.  Basically: animal protein (including human) feeds cancer cells.  I’ll explain later about the human protein part. Read More…

IBS – #1 Digestive Problem Today

It seems today that most people suffer from tummy troubles. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is the most common and can be the bodies reaction to many different problems (overgrowth of bad bacteria, leaky gut, candida overgrowth, etc). I had horrible tummy bloat and gas for years. I chalked it up to my healthy eating and large amounts of fiber. It seemed the healthier I ate the worse it got. I never considered IBS because I thought IBS meant “constant bathroom emergencies”, which was never my problem. The only symptoms I ever suffered from were horrible bloating, cramping and gas. Basically, every morning I’d wake up with a normal tummy and by bedtime I looked five months pregnant. Read More…

Doing Things Slowly – Enjoying a Snail’s Pace

by Madisyn Taylor


Take time to slow down, rushing never gets you anywhere but on to the next activity or goal.

Life can often feel like it’s zipping by in fast forward. We feel obliged to accelerate our own speed along with it, until our productivity turns into frenzied accomplishment. We find ourselves cramming as much activity as possible into the shortest periods of time. We disregard our natural rhythms because it seems we have to just to keep up. In truth, rushing never gets you anywhere but on to the next activity or goal. Read More…

My Favorite: Herbal Tea

Choice Easy Digest Tea!  I cannot say enough about this wellness tea. Not only does it help immensely with digestion but it’s main ingredients, ginger and turmeric, are award winners in the health department:


  • Reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.
  • Has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
  • Inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.
  • Inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.
  • In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
  • May prevent stomach ulcers caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

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The Importance of Sleep ?

Most people are not getting enough sleep. And many of you, the sleep you get is mediocre at best. Your bodies NEED good, solid, restful sleep…and lots of it. Maintaining adequate amounts of quality sleep is essential to your optimal health and well-being. How sleep deprivation affects you:

Leptin, your satiety hormone, is significantly reduced when you are sleep deprived. Since leptin plays an important role in appetite control and metabolism, having low levels of this hormone results in hunger not being naturally suppressed. Therefore, your appetite and cravings increase.

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Adrenal Fatigue

Most people today have no energy, that’s why coffee and energy drinks are a multi-billion dollar industry. Why is everyone so tired? Well, it might not just be lack of sleep or being over-worked. It’s quite possible many people suffer from adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue, also known as burnout, is a very serious condition and can have numerous side effects. Some common symptoms include: Read More…

Cruise Hacks

First of all, have fun. You’re on vacation. Don’t beat yourself up if you derail from your normal healthy eating, and human size portions. Just get back to reality when you get home. I just got back from Alaska…what a beautiful part of the world! This was my 6th or 7th cruise (I’ve lost count) and I’ve learned a few hacks along the way I’d like to share: Read More…


Hi everyone, my name is Crystal Paqua. I’d like to share a little bit about the personal me, and why I decided to become a Certified Health Coach. The short answer? I really do want to help people. I’ve had an obsession with health and wellness for the last five or so years, and I don’t really know what sparked it, but when it sparked, it exploded. On my own, prior to enrolling in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I watched numerous documentaries and read so many books I’ve lost count, just because I wanted to know more. I question everything, and research topics of interest daily. I can’t help but want to share this wealth of knowledge with everyone. Until now, “everyone” has been friends and family who don’t always want or care to know. Now, as a Health Coach, I can share my passion with people who actually want to know, those ready to make positive changes towards healing and well-feeling. I can share my knowledge and passion with you. It really is a dream come true.

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